Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This Week's Hot Shop!

Congratulations Rebekah from SunnyBrookFarmDesigns. She is our Hot Shop of the Week!

Sit back, grab a cup of tea and enjoy Rebekah's interview and her lovely items.

1. Who is SunnybrookFarmDesigns? My name is Rebekah, I live in the DFW area. I named my business after the children's book by Kate Douglas Wiggin - it's a charming old-fashioned story that embodies the sweetness of childhood which inspires the romantic look that I love creating in my designs.

2. What kind of crafting/art do you do? How long have you been doing it? I've been sewing as a business for about 5 years, and before that I sewed, crocheted, and even cross-stitched as hobbies since childhood.I primarily design and sew boutique girls' clothing (mostly one-of-a-kinds) and occasionally I make hairflowers and other accessories (including things for grown-ups!) when the crafty mood strikes. You'll also see a vintage item in my shop now and then, as I love vintage treasures.

3. Where do you pull your inspiration from? The beautiful fabrics I work with, as well as looking through home decorating books and magazines (you'd be surprised how the colors and styles that look good in a room also come together well for clothing!)

4. What is your favorite medium? Fabric of course :)

5. Is Etsy your art your full time job, or just an on the side project? My full-time job is being a wife, mother & homeschool teacher to our 2 girls. My business has allowed me to stay home with my kids while earning an on-the-side income.

6. What is your favorite thing to do with the Etsy Texas Crafters Team? So far, I've had the most fun with the monthly Design Challenge. Even if I don't have an entry for the month, I still like to go through everyone's entries to see the vast creativity out there! And then I vote, of course!

7. Any tips for other Artists? Do things you love. Don't try to make things that you have seen other people make just because they sell, for then your product looks forced or uninteresting (because it was uninteresting to you when you made it!) Instead, go for what you really enjoy, even if that means switching off between art forms occasionally to stay inspired.

8. Tell me a Secret about yourself. I love driving, and one day I'd love to have a cute little convertible, just to have the wind in my hair while I drive to the grocery store!
Thanks for sharing with us~
Do you want to be featured next week? Visit Rebecka's shop and post back here with your favorite item. I'll pick a new shop next week to feature.


Rebekah said...

Thanks again for this opportunity - it was fun :)

LindaGJ said...

Darling items Rebekah! I must go visit your shop and give you a heart! Thanks for letting us get to know you!

EDC Collective said...

I think Rebecka's sailboat plushies, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27535836 , are the cutest thing and a great use for scraps of material that would otherwise get thrown out.

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Love your little girl in her outfit. Great to get to know you better.

Brenda said...

Great interview Rebecka! For starters, love the banner in your shop. Secondly, love the vintage halter dress - precious - your model looks like a little pro!!!
Last but not least, I want to buy one of the Amy Butler Stash and Dash bags if you start making them :-)

TRush said...

Oh my gosh. I am new to Etsy TX, but if this is any indication of the stuff we've got here, I'm hooked!

I LOVE this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28926831

I would need a size 5 or 6 for my girls!

Please pick me for next week's feature


On Gossamer Wings said...

I love the colors and textures that you put together, Rebecka! Truly adorable! I'm particularly fond of your neopolitan dress (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17483275)

It's great to get to know all the wonderful artists here through interviews like this!

ReFabulous said...

Your shop is so soft and dreamy, and really reflects a sweet childhood and innocence. I loved reading your interview -- we homeschool, too. :) Congrats on being featured!

Oh, and this is my favorite from your shop -- love the birds!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Rebekah! I posted your feature to my Fan page on Facebook!

Joanne said...

Great interview!

TRush said...

This is my fave:



Sarah said...

I LOVE the sailboats!

Lucy Mae Designs said...

Beautiful work! Love the variety of fabrics and patterns!
My favorite item (if I have to pick just 1) would be the sophisticate top and ruffle pants. Absolutely adorable!!